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The developer(s) of Bitcoin used the codename Satoshi Nakamoto.

Craig Steven Wright, an Australian computer scientist, has claimed to be him.

A recent Coin Telegraph article reports it is widely disbelieved:

Much of the cryptocurrency community does not believe Wright’s claims, which earned him the nickname “faketoshi.” WikiLeaks called him “a proven serial forger of documents claiming that he is the inventor of Bitcoin.” IT news outlet Motherboard reported in 2015 that the proofs provided by Wright “are probably backdated and point to a hoax.”

Is Craig Wright the original developer of Bitcoin?

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    The article you cite seems to sum up the situation. What else are you wanting to know? – DJClayworth Apr 14 at 15:49
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    It says he's not, but gives zero evidence. I'd like to see evidence for or against so I can come to my own conclusion. – Gimme the 411 Apr 14 at 15:58
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    Related question from 3 years ago on Security Stack exchange: How could Craig Wright obtain Satoshi Nakamoto's private key? tl;dr: The "evidence" he presented back then proved nothing. I didn't follow the story any further in the past 3 years. – Philipp Apr 14 at 17:59
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    How could you prove that I didn't create bitcoin? What kind of evidence could satisfy this? – pipe Apr 15 at 8:08
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    @Gimmethe411 3 years ago Craig Wright came out of virtual hiding as the creator of bitcoin and offered some specific evidence in support of that claim. This evidence was ripped to shreds by investigators, and Wright never followed up on his promises to issue further, definitive proof - instead, he cried a bit and then went home, complaining about how horrible people were being. He never offered verifiable proof of his claim, and the fact that the proof he did offer looked decidedly fraudulent kind of clouds the waters somewhat. – Moo Apr 16 at 4:50

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